The Importance of Regular Pool Service & Maintenance
A swimming pool isn’t a one-and-done deal. In fact, it takes some elbow grease to enjoy a crystal-clear pool. The key to keeping your pool sparkling clean lies in how well it’s maintained. Regular pool service and maintenance not only lengthens the lifespan of your pool but also provides you and your loved ones with a safe and healthy swimming environment. Take a look at the pool maintenance guide below for our best advice on keeping your pool in tip-top shape all year long.
The Benefits of Regular Pool Maintenance Services
Just like any other part of your property, swimming pools need a maintenance routine to remain both safe and functional. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with algae, broken equipment, and bacteria-infested waters. More on that later. Check out the leading benefits of regular pool maintenance:
When it comes to swimming pools, water quality is key. Regular maintenance balances water chemistry, which is essential for safe swimming. Regular testing and adjustments of chlorine or salt levels, pH, alkalinity, and circulation help prevent water-related issues.
Preventing Algae Growth
You don’t want the creature from the Black Lagoon to drop anchor in your swimming pool. Algae can quickly turn a pristine pool into an unsightly and unsafe environment. Regular cleaning and sanitation measures help prevent algae from growing in the first place.
A well-maintained pool should always have fully-functioning equipment working in its favor. Minding your pool equipment leads to increased longevity of the pump, filter, heater, and other components. This can save you from costly repairs and replacements in the future.
When it comes to pools, looks are everything. You don’t want to take a dip in a dirty pool, do you? Of course not. There’s nothing more inviting than a clean pool. Regular cleaning of the pool surface, tile, and decking keeps it looking beautiful all season long.
The Difference Between Saltwater & Chlorine Pools
At H2O, we’re experts in saltwater pool care. In general, the salt in saltwater pools is much gentler than chlorine on the skin and eyes. Regular maintenance of saltwater pools involves checking and adjusting salt levels and adding sanitizers.
Unmaintained chlorine pools can cause skin rashes and eye irritation. Chlorine pools require regular monitoring of chlorine levels, stabilizer (cyanuric acid) levels, and the occasional shock treatment. This helps keep the pool water sanitized and free from bacteria.
Cons of Neglecting Your Pool
Your pump is like the heart of your swimming pool. It’s responsible for circulating the water, sanitizing it, and moving debris. A poorly maintained pool can lead to pump breakdowns and algae growth.
Whether your pump needs some minor tweaks or you need a pool filter replacement, H2O provides expert pool pump maintenance services.
Pool Surface Cracks
Oftentimes, pool surface cracks can be traced back to the day the gunite was set. However, neglect and debris impact can damage your pool’s surface, leading to leaks and other problems.
Your pool relies on its equipment. Failing to address minor issues promptly can cause them to escalate to significant equipment malfunctions that necessitate costly repairs or replacements.
Finally, the lack of regular cleaning, chemical balancing, and pump maintenance is like handing a personal invitation to algae—and it will RSVP, ASAP. Algae can start to grow in as little as three hours. Prevent the growth of algae and bacteria by getting on board with H2O Pool Service’s regular maintenance plans.
Pool Maintenance Is Easy With H2O Pool Service
Does it feel like you’re treading water every time you try to maintain your pool? Maintaining your pool doesn’t have to be a headache. H2O Pool Service follows a strict, 10-point checklist in every service to ensure no stone is left unturned. From cleaning your pool tiles to documenting the results, we do it all.
Dive into the joys of pool ownership, and let H2O Pool Service take care of all your pool maintenance needs. Plus, we’re giving away four weeks of free service to new clients. Let’s get started.